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Al Neuharth

AKA Allen Harold Neuharth

Born: 22-Mar-1924
Birthplace: Eureka, SD
Died: 19-Apr-2013
Location of death: Cocoa Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of USA Today

Military service: US Army (combat infantryman, WWII)

Father: (d. 1926)
Wife: (div., two children)
Son: Daniel J. Neuharth II (b. 1954)
Daughter: Ann Neuharth (b. 1956)
Wife: Lori Wilson (Florida state senator; m. 31-Dec-1973, div.)
Wife: Rachel Fornes (chiropractor, six children)

    High School: Alpena High School, Alpena, SD
    University: BA Journalism, University of South Dakota (1950)

    USA Today Founder
    Gannett CEO (1973-86)
    Gannett COO (1970-73)
    Gannett President (1970-73?)
    Gannett EVP (1966-70)
    Member of the Board of Gannett (1964-89, as Chairman after 1979)
    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle General Manager (1963-70?)
    The Detroit Free Press Assistant Executive Editor (1960-63)
    The Miami Herald Reporter, eventually Assistant Managing Editor (1954-60)
    Associated Press Reporter (1950-52)
    Challenger Center for Space Science Education Council of Advisors
    Freedom Forum Chairman (1986-97)
    Freedom Forum Trustee (1965-99)
    American Press Institute Advisory board
    World Press Freedom Committee Advisory Committee
    Sigma Delta Chi Honor Society
    Bronze Star
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)

Author of books:
Buscapade: Plain Talk Across the USA (1987, interviews)
Truly One Nation: The Spirit We Share Across the USA (1988)
Window on the World: Faces, Places and Plain Talk from 32 Countries (1988, interviews)
Profiles of Power: How the Governors Run Our 50 States (1988)
World Power Up Close: Candid Conversations With 31 Key Leaders (1989, interviews)
Confessions of an S.O.B. (1989, memoir)
Nearly One World: Finding the Spirit That People Share Around the Globe (1989)
Free Spirit (2000)


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